Today’s reading Judges 14-16
Judges 16:16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;
Everybody hates nagging. The continual pushing and urging that comes to force you to do something. That is what Samson’s wife did. She pushed him until he finally gave in and told her his secret.
Telling her his secret cost him his eyes and later his life. He became a praise to the devil and the laughing stock of his enemies.
There is lots we can learn from this story. Wives or anyone else for that matter should not nag and worry a person to death to get them to do something. Many times in marriage it is that little, constant, nagging that causes such great problems.
Samson shouldn’t have listened to the nagging. Being guilted into or manipulated into doing something is all wrong yet we often do things out of guilt or manipulation.
We are guilty of using guilt and manipulation from the pulpit or in our families. We try to get people to do right because we push them to do it not because the Holy Spirit deals with them or they want to!
Samson lost his hair, his eyes, and his life because he allowed her to nag him, guilt him, manipulate him into giving her the answer.
She was wrong as are we when we use such methods. We should trust God to deal with hearts. He must convict.
He was wrong to allow that sort of conduct to change his opinion. He should have stood on principle no matter the cost!